2013 Galaxy Form Guide & Betting Analysis

The headline race of this Easter long weekend is looking to be The Galaxy 2013 which, with Black Caviar scaring away the bulk of the sprint stars from other events, has attracted a brilliant field.

Temple Of Boom

Reigning The Galaxy champion Temple Of Boom is back to defend his title in 2013. Photo: Taron Clarke.

Set to light up Rosehill Gardens as Race 7 at 4:10pm (AEST) this year’s $350,000 Group 1 Canterbury BMW Galaxy (1100m) field originally drew a capacity 14 starters plus four emergencies.

The first two of those runners-in-waiting however have earned a start with Unpretentious and Isabella Snowflake to replace the injured Hay List and the also scratched Adebisi.

Early favourite in The Galaxy odds is sizzling filly Snitzerland at a quote of $3.30, the Gerald Ryan-trained daughter of Snitzel having set a track record at Warwick Farm first-up with her three length win in the Group 2 Challenge Stakes.

The other top fancies in the BMW Galaxy betting markets are then returning three time Group 1 winner Sea Siren ($4.40) and Glen Boss’ light-weight mount Pampelonne ($7.50) with gate 17 to overcome.

There’s plenty of talent at much juicer odds too for punters that like a bit more value including the well-weighted Howmuchdoyouloveme ($10), Challenge Stakes runner-up Decision Time ($16) and the defending Galaxy winner Temple Of Boom ($26) who is the early market mover.

Of course there’s always more than just the odds to consider when placing your bets so to help out our readers we’ve gone over the 2013 Galaxy field, form guide and betting history to come up with the below must know facts.

2013 The Galaxy Form Facts & Betting Stats

  • Last year’s winner was the Tony Gollan-trained Temple Of Boom who came off an unplaced run in the Sebring Stakes, jumped from barrier 8 (of 14) with 57kg and was ridden by James McDonald
  • This year #4 Temple Of Boom ($26) is back to defend their title coming off a seventh in the Challenge Stakes, set to carry 55kg from barrier 10 with Hugh Bowman aboard
  • James McDonald meanwhile will vie for back-to-back wins this year having picked up the ride on #3 Decision Time ($16) while last year’s winning barrier (8) was drawn by #18 She’s A Fox ($26) who is the fourth emergency and unlikely to gain a start
  • Should the last two emergencies fail to gain a start it will be #4 Temple Of Boom starting from barrier eight again
  • The most successful barrier meanwhile has been gate 7 with five wins followed by barrier 1 with four wins; this year these gates belong to #17 Fire Thunderbolt (7) and #13 Dystopia (1)
  • There are just two last-start winners engaged in the race with #5 Snitzerland (Group 2 Challenge Stakes, 1000m, Warwick Farm, 16/03/2013) and the #16 Isabella Snowflake (Listed BOB Hoysted Handicap, 1000m, Flemington, 02/03/2013) who has gained a start as the second emergency
  • No last-start winner has The Galaxy in the past 10 years however with the last to do so being Jetball (1994)
  • #16 Isabella Snowflake ($17) also boasts the highest Win Rate of the field with 80%, the lightly-raced Not A Single Doubt filly having won four of her five starts to date
  • As for the form on the Challenge Stakes which this year’s favourite #5 Snitzerland won there has been three Galaxy champs in the past decade to come through the race but only Snowland (2003) placed in the lead-up
  • She is followed by last emergency #18 She’s A Fox (60%), #5 Snitzerland (58.33%), #8 Howmuchdoyouloveme (55.56%) and #2 Sea Siren (54.55%)
  • #16 Isabella Snowflake also has the best Place Percentage (100%) followed by #2 Sea Siren (81.82%), last emergency #18 She’s A Fox (80%), #8 Howmuchdoyouloveme (77.78%) and #9 Tiger Tees (76.47%)
  • At the track the horses with the best record are #3 Decision Time (7-3-2-0), #5 Snitzerland (3-1-1-0), #9 Tiger Tees (1-1-0-0), #10 Title (11-4-4-0), #12 Pampelonne (3-1-2-0) and #13 Dystopia (7-2-3-2)
  • Over the distance the best form belongs to #3 Decision Time (2-2-0-0), #8 Howmuchdoyouloveme (2-2-0-0), #9 Tiger Tees (7-5-2-0), #4 Temple Of Boom (4-2-0-1), #5 Snitzerland (1-1-0-0), #6 Atomic Force (17-7-2-3), #11 Golden Archer (3-2-1-0), #12 Pampelonne (1-1-0-0), #13 Dystopia (7-2-3-0) and #15 Unpretentious (3-2-0-0)
  • Horses that have previously won at the Track & Distance are then #6 Atomic Force (8-2-1-2), #13 Dystopia (1-1-0-0), #5 Snitzerland (1-1-0-0), #3 Decision Time (1-1-0-0) and #10 Title (2-1-0-0)
  • Only one favourite in the past 10 years has won The Galaxy; this year the favourite is #5 Snitzerland ($3.30)
  • Also going against the punters’ pick is that six of the past 10 The Galaxy favourites have failed to run a place
  • There has been 11 double-figure The Galaxy winners since 1983
  • The best guide to The Galaxy in the past 10 years has been age with five three-year-olds saluting (eight in the previous 20 years); this year the three-year-olds engaged are #5 Snitzerland and #16 Isabella Snowflake while the last two emergencies #17 Fire Thunderbolt and #18 She’s A Fox also fall within the most successful age group

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2013 The Galaxy Field & Form Guide

Rosehill Race 7 – 4:10pm (AEST) – 30/03/2013

# Horse Trainer Jockey Br. Wgt. AS Days API Career W% P% Last 6
1. HAY LIST J C Mcnair Glyn Schofield 14 59.5 7yoG 14 $106,545 24: 15 6 0 62.50% 87.50% x212x4
2. SEA SIREN J A O’shea Jimmy Cassidy 2 56 4yoM 111 $138,939 11: 6 2 1 54.55% 81.82% 9x129x
3. DECISION TIME C E Conners James Mc Donald 12 55 5yoG 14 $85,794 16: 8 3 1 50.00% 75.00% x150x2
4. TEMPLE OF BOOM T J Gollan Hugh Bowman 10 55 6yoG 14 $33,507 36: 10 4 6 27.78% 55.56% x550x7
5. SNITZERLAND G A Ryan Corey Brown 11 53.5 3yoF 14 $122,042 12: 7 2 0 58.33% 75.00% 1156×1
6. ATOMIC FORCE D P Smith Tommy Berry 9 53.5 7yoG 14 $22,100 41: 11 7 6 26.83% 58.54% x466x0
7. BEL SPRINTER Jason Warren Kerrin Mc Evoy 15 53.5 5yoG 140 $32,987 13: 6 1 0 46.15% 53.85% x1579x
8. HOWMUCHDOYOU-

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C Karakatsanis Brenton Avdulla 3 53.5 4yoG 14 $40,572 9: 5 1 1 55.56% 77.78% x185x3
9. TIGER TEES Joseph Pride Christian Reith 18 53.5 5yoG 14 $28,062 17: 9 3 1 52.94% 76.47% 1434×5
10. TITLE Joseph Pride Not Notified 5 53.5 6yoG 21 $20,711 28: 9 6 2 32.14% 60.71% x423x0
11. GOLDEN ARCHER P G Moody Not Notified 4 52.5 4yoH 14 $35,629 19: 8 4 2 42.11% 73.68% 252×30
12. PAMPELONNE T R Martin Glen Boss 17 52.5 4yoG 147 $79,950 10: 5 2 0 50.00% 70.00% 6x140x
13. DYSTOPIA C J Waller Not Notified 1 52 6yoM 142 $17,289 25: 6 8 3 24.00% 68.00% 0x132x
14. ADEBISI Desleigh Forster Jason Collett 16 52 5yoG 35 $21,801 34: 10 3 2 29.41% 44.12% x15115
15.e UNPRETENTIOUS Ms N Burke Craig Williams 6 52 4yoG 133 $16,293 10: 3 1 2 30.00% 60.00% 3x113x
16.e ISABELLA SNOWFLAKE M G Price Craig Newitt 13 52 3yoF 28 $57,940 5: 4 0 1 80.00% 100.00% x131x1
17.e FIRE THUNDERBOLT E Takacs Not Notified 7 52 3yoG 14 $23,175 6: 2 1 0 33.33% 50.00% x270x6
18.e SHE’S A FOX A J Cummings Peter Robl 8 52 3yoF 21 $33,770 5: 3 0 1 60.00% 80.00% 6x11x3

*All odds quoted are Fixed Win from bookmaker.com.au and subject to change

*Form Guide Credit – Ladbrokes.com.au